With his family off to his right and the crowd accented with the faces of Syracuse alum, the former defensive coordinator turned head coach of the Orange had an opportunity to talk about his plan for the future of Syracuse's football program.
The likes of Syracuse men's basketball head coach Jim Boeheim and men's lacrosse head coach John Desko were on-lookers to the future face of the Orange football squad.
Listen below to hear what Shafer said as well as the man who helped make this day possible for Shafer, Syracuse University Director of Athletics Dr. Daryl Gross.
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CuseNation.com's Mike McAllister contributed to this report